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Month: February 2013 (Page 2 of 2)

34 Weeks

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All my shirts have to be worn with a long tank top under them now. Otherwise, as you can see from the picture, my underbelly would get cold.

I brought up my belly button to my midwife yesterday. Not because I’m worried about it but because I knew she’d see it anyway when she measured me and checked the heartbeat (both perfect by the way. He’s a healthy growing boy). She just said, “Oh yeah that will happen” and that unless I saw drainage I shouldn’t worry. She then proceeded to tell me that my actual belly button would get flat and may even pop out… as if I might not know that either. Is it just me or is not knowing a nine year old scar could get irritated and knowing belly buttons pop out during pregnancy not on the same level? Or am I just the only human who didn’t know about belly button ring scars?

We scheduled our next appointment in two weeks where we’ll go over the birth plan and do my Group B Strep test. Then we’ll be starting weekly appointments. Eek!

We also took a big step and bought Baby Boy a car seat.

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While shopping I got to do something I’ve wanted to do forever. Twice!

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Dumb? Maybe, but clearly it made me happy.

I know I said I’d have maternity pictures to post this week but there was a bit of a snag with them. We got the disc with the photos and Joel noticed the resolution wasn’t as big as we expected it to be. When he contacted the photographer she realized she had shot on the wrong setting and what we have is as big as it gets.

She was really awesome about it though and offered us our choice of either a reshoot or giving us all the pictures from the shoot. I’m too in love with what we shot to try to recreate it. I was even sad about certain pictures not making the cut. So, we chose to get all the pictures. They’ll still print up to a decent size, I’m not sure we would have blown them up to giant wall sized anyway. So I’m really pleased with how it worked out, it’ll just be a bit longer to get them and post them. Sorry!

We also did a gorgeous outdoor maternity shoot with my very talented sister. It was pretty cold but not too bad for a January in the midwest. The pictures turned out really gorgeous. As Joel gets some free time (ha) to edit them I’ll be posting those too.

I’m such a picture tease.

Thanks teenage me

At 13 I started my rebellious phase and became obsessed with getting my belly button pierced. It was the coolest thing ever and I had to get it done.

Only I was 13. And I did not receive an allowance or have any kind of job. So even if I could have found a place that would do it, I had no way to pay for it. Instead of giving up on it I decided to do it myself. With a safety pin. In a church bathroom.

Yup.

I thought it was amazing. Looking back all I can think is how lucky I am that I didn’t give myself an infection or blood poisoning or something. It was also way too shallow (which probably saved me from that infection) and I never would have gotten an actual belly button ring in it because duh, safety pin.

Of course I couldn’t keep it a secret, what’s the point of piercing something if you can’t show it off, am I right? So my mom found out. And, being an intelligent adult, she asked me to take it out. I didn’t want to so she made a deal with me, if I’d take out my (really poorly done) piercing she would take me to have it done on my 18th birthday and she’d even pay for it.

I guess she figured I’d outgrow the desire. Ha. She kept her word though. On my 18th birthday she and I went to a reputable piercing place and that was my birthday present that year.

Fast forward to last year when I first found out I was pregnant. I decided I didn’t want it to stretch out and at 26 I figured I had kind of grown out of it anyway. I left it out even after we lost that pregnancy and I basically assumed it had closed up by now.

In the last week or two my tummy has been growing at an even more rapid pace and in my last weekly update I mentioned that my scar was getting uncomfortable. I then noticed some red streaks around it and thought, here come the stretch marks. Only the red was just around my scar. And then I noticed it was changing. The other night it was really uncomfortable and so I messed with it a bit and noticed some white gunk inside the scar. After messing with it some more I’m not sure if it was lotion that got caught in there or actually a sign of infection. Either way, gross.

It’s now red and painful to the touch.

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I had a closer picture to show but frankly, it grossed me out and it’s my belly button. You get the idea.

I’ve been much more careful to avoid getting lotion in it and I’ve been cleaning it twice daily with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. It still hurts but I haven’t noticed any more gunk in the actual scar, which leads me to believe (hope?) it was in fact just lotion caught in there.

The thing is, I figured that a nine year old scar wouldn’t get irritated. I mean, if it’s completely healed skin, how can it right? When I posted about it on Facebook several people said that the same thing had happened to their belly button scar when they got pregnant. I very much had a “Why did no one tell me this could be a thing?” moment.

I thought my biggest worry with my belly button piercing during pregnancy was it stretching out and looking ugly. Turns out it can be quite painful too. I’d like to say that if I’d known I wouldn’t have gotten it done… but who am I kidding? I was a stubborn teen then, nothing was going to stop me, not even some future theoretical pregnancy. Thanks a lot teenage me.

More everything Sky Waitress

In 2007 I started working as a flight attendant. Our designation is a series of numbers and letters having to do with some technical stuff I won’t bore you with and ends in sw. The sw stands for a really old fashioned term for flight attendant: Sky Waitress.

I adopted the term as my online name and have been using it for the past 6 years.

So imagine my surprise and delight when I saw GoDaddy‘s Superbowl ad.

I got emails from random people wondering if I’d seen it and jokingly bemoaning the fact that I’d snatched up the domain first.

Then GoDaddy’s social media team contacted me and we joked back and forth about it a little (although if you’re reading this GoDaddy I was not kidding about being available as a spokesperson. I’m sure Danica Patrick and I would get along really well, ahem.) They then asked if I’d be willing to tweet with them and the DotCo team during the Super Bowl as “the real SkyWaitress.”

Of course I’m pleased to be a part of such a hilarious campaign. So, if you’re online during the Super Bowl come on over and tweet with us using hashtag #YourBigIdea.

And if you’ve come over here from twitter, welcome! I’m a Chicago girl (da Bears!) therefore I don’t have a stake in tonight’s game so… hope your team wins! Check out my About Me or a couple of my favorite posts, listed below:

Oh hey, we’re pregnant

It’s a…

All the belly pictures (in case you’re into that sort of thing)

Our ridiculous(ly awesome) road trip

On being married for six years

 

 

More everything SkyWaitress

In 2007 I started working as a flight attendant. Our designation is a series of numbers and letters having to do with some technical stuff I won’t bore you with and ends in sw. The sw stands for a really old fashioned term for flight attendant: Sky Waitress.

I adopted the term as my online name and have been using it for the past 6 years.

So imagine my surprise and delight when I saw GoDaddy‘s Superbowl ad.

I got emails from random people wondering if I’d seen it and jokingly bemoaning the fact that I’d snatched up the domain first.

Then GoDaddy’s social media team contacted me and we joked back and forth about it a little (although if you’re reading this GoDaddy I was not kidding about being available as a spokesperson. I’m sure Danica Patrick and I would get along really well, ahem.) They then asked if I’d be willing to tweet with them and the DotCo team during the Super Bowl as “the real SkyWaitress.”

Of course I’m pleased to be a part of such a hilarious campaign. So, if you’re online during the Super Bowl come on over and tweet with us using hashtag #YourBigIdea.

And if you’ve come over here from twitter, welcome! I’m a Chicago girl (da Bears!) therefore I don’t have a stake in tonight’s game so… hope your team wins! Check out my About Me or a couple of my favorite posts, listed below:

Oh hey, we’re pregnant

It’s a…

All the belly pictures (in case you’re into that sort of thing)

Our ridiculous(ly awesome) road trip

On being married for six years

 

 

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